“It has been essential to this government to provide support to local families and children so students can attend school with dignity. We created a program of shoes, uniforms, and backpacks, so that every child attends school the same without distinction regardless of their family social status or family economy. It’s important to help these 55,000 preschool, primary, and secondary students in our area,” said Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martínez as he delivered more shoes and uniforms on Tuesday to 5,000 students.
The Mayor said this is part of the alliance between people and government to give citizens a better life in Puerto Vallarta. The city supports them with the equipment they need, the parents foster values in their children that they take to school every day, and teachers are reinforcing these values to form better citizens in the classroom.
“We are the only city in the state that helps students with shoes, uniforms, and equipement. Many people say the government cannot fill the needs of the people, but we have shown that even with some shortcomings, if you want, you can help people and these programs are here to stay, this program is a reality,” said the Mayor.
On behalf of the 16 pre-schools, 17 primary and two secondary schools who benefited in this second phase of the program, Leonardo Castillo Castillo, student of secondary 132, thanked the mayor “the support given to families, all families with uniforms “.
* This story was originally distributed by MTI Mundo and translated for publication on Vallarta Daily